Luthier Schools & Classes
- Nazareth Guitar Institute, Repair and Construction
- American School of Lutherie
- Atlanta Guitar Works
- Benedetto Guitar's Archtop Design and Construction Course
- William R. Cumpiano
- EVD String Instruments
- Galloup School of Lutherie
- Guild of American Lutherie
- Guitar Woods
- Gypsy's Music Store
- Hana Lima 'Ia
Ukulele Buildig Classes
- Thomas Knatt - The Luthier's Workshop School of Lutherie
Luthier Schools & Classes
Luthier Schools & Classes
- John Mayes
- KP Ukuleles
- Specimen Products
- Timeless Instruments
- Totnes School of Guitarmaking
- T.T. Ukuleles
- American Archtop
- Vermont Instruments
(From Dales's bio)
I was born September 16, 1954, raised in Nazareth, PA, home of Martin Guitar. In my teens I became inspired by meeting some of the world's finest guitar builders. This led me to play guitar and become a builder. Visiting the shop of one of Martin's craftsmen encouraged me to buy one of his guitars. I was overwhelmed by the craftsmanship and ease of playing. At that point I knew I wanted to build an instrument of that quality. I started building acoustic guitars in 1977 in collaboration with friend Dick Boak.
The American School of Lutherie's web site has a great listing of link and resources.
Contemporary Guitar Making and Hands-On Guitar Making - offering expert lecture/demonstration and hands-on lutherie training for students at all levels.
Husband and wife Charles Fox and Denise Richards are business and creative partners both ASL and Charles Fox Guitars.
Pioneer American luthier Charles Fox has been active in the development of modern lutherie for over 40 years. Charles is often referred to as the dean of educators in the field of guitar making, having introduced hundreds of people to this craft and counting many of today's successful luthiers among his former students. Since 1968, Charles has been building guitars both as an independent luthier and as head of guitar production workshops. In 1973 he founded the first school for guitar makers in North America, the School of the Guitar Research & Design Center in South Strafford, VT. In 1993 Charles established the American School of Lutherie in Healdsburg, CA, where he also co-founded the Healdsburg Guitar Festival.
LEARN GUITAR BUILDING and REPAIR
(from their site) Nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, Atlanta Guitar Works offers exceptional guitar building and repair instruction. Housing is included with program fee for an intensive guitar repair and building experience. The 6 week session is designed to prepare each student for a career in the Guitar Repair and Building Industry.
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( from listing's site ) - Robert Benedetto is widely acknowledged as today’s foremost maker of archtop guitars. Over a prolific four-decade career, he has personally handcrafted nearly 800 instruments. He made his first archtop guitar in 1968. His reputation grew as he crafted guitars for noted players Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Joe Diorio, Cal Collins, Johnny Smith, Jack Wilkins, Ron Eschete, Martin Taylor, Howard Alden, John Pizzarelli, Andy Summers, Jimmy Bruno and Kenny Burrell (collectively known as “The Benedetto Players”). His guitars appear on countless recordings, TV & film soundtracks, in videos, books, magazines, museums (including the Smithsonian Institution) and concerts worldwide.
Colorado School of Lutherie
Classes are limited to 6 students and are held at:
The Olde Town Pickin' Parlor 7515 Grandview Ave.
- Luthier School
Edward V. Dick has been building and repairing stringed instruments since 1975. To date, he has built 300 instruments and repaired over 25,000. Though largely self taught, he spent a year of studying with historical instrument builder Robert Meadow in New York and Japanese tea house builder, Makoto Imoi.
Short & long term instruction - classical, steel string, electric, and archtop guitar construction.
Stringed instrument repair and restoration is the foundation of our business. The Guitar Hospital was founded in 1967 by Dan Erlewine who later went on as Research and Development consultant for Stewart-MacDonald and the repair columnist for Guitar Player Magazine. Bryan Galloup who apprenticed and worked with Dan in the early 80s took the business over and continued to teach repair and restoration.
We are a school for the teaching of Ukulele making to those who have both the interest and desire to build handmade 'ukuleles.
Hands-On Acoustic Guitar-Building
with Harry Fleishman
Hands-On Acoustic Guitar-Building is our most popular class. Students have come from as far away as China, Australia, Spain, and Dominican Republic to study guitar-making and build their own first instruments under the tutelage of luthier Harry Fleishman.
(from their site)
Build Your Own Archtop Guitar
These workshops are presently held several times a year. All workshops are held in Nazareth, Pennsylvania at the Nazareth Guitar Institute. Class schedule is listed to the right. This class is taught in a small group setting, usually four students. This is also a seven-day workshop for the completion of an Archtop guitar from start to finish. All wood, materials, and parts are included. Only a six-string Archtop guitar with a 17" X 3" body will be offered. Price: $2,850.00
East Coast Rep: Howard Krim, 732 321 9024
Offers a 7-day course intensive course in archtop guitar construction.
Vermont Instruments is a teaching lutherie begun in 1983 offering private and small group tutorials by appointment. Students design and build their own instruments from raw materials. Acoustic and structural design, jig-making, inlay and repair are woven into a personalized course of study to accommodate each person's interest, skill level, and experience. Courses are designed to minimize the need for expensive equipment and specialized jiggery. It is expected that a student can continue their own creative work using small-scale power tools and common hand tools.
Ukulele Building Course - A two week course in Ukulele building. Students will choose materials and trim options, and learn how to build a soprano or tenor ukulele from scratch, not a kit.
Students work daily with Adam Buchwald, an experienced builder/repairman most recently from Brooklyn, NY. Adam will build an instrument along with everyone else during the course. We follow the hand-building tradition, not the factory model. We wish to further the craft by incorporating useful modern techniques with traditional wisdom.
More information available on companys's web site.
Ken Potts has a DVD available "Building the Hawaiian Ukulele..."
- BuildYourGuitar.com - Lutherie Schools List, Guitar building books and guitar making resources
- GuitarSchools.com - GutiarSchools.com - The Guitar School Directory
A list of guitar performance, building, and repair programs designed to help you fine tune your guitar education.
- Stewart-MacDonald (Stewmac) - Lutherie Schools List
- The Southern California Association of Luthiers and enthusiasts - GuitarBuilder.org